China's new President Xi Jinping hailed Monday the strength of ties with African nations, in a keynote speech on his first trip as head of state to the continent.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands withmembers of a welcoming committee watched by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport in Dar Es Salaam on March 24, 2013. China's new President hailed the strength of ties with African nations Monday, in a keynote speech given on his first trip as head of state to the continent.
Hailing resource-rich Africa as a "continent of hope and promise", Xi addressed leaders in Tanzania's economic capital as "my dear friends" and spoke of Beijing's "sincere friendship" with Africa.
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